What I watched on TV in January

I almost forgot to post this! I felt like I was on fire blogging in December and January and then I just crashed and burned. Anyways, here's what I was watching on the small screen last month.

The Crown

I did it! I finally finished season 3! To be fair, as dull as the season was at the beginning, I thought the last three episodes were very strong. I'm looking forward to all the drama S4 should bring.

The Outsider


I started this limited series on HBO and I'm booked. Ben Mendelsohn is fantastic as is Cynthia Erivo and Jason Bateman is turning out to be a hell of a director. I can't wait to see where this goes. I've never read the book and have been avoiding all spoilers, shockingly.

Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez

Is it bad that at one point in this doc I was like "less football more murder trial?" The saga of former Patriots player and convicted murderer Aaron Hernandez is certainly something. Even though this was only three episodes, I felt like it could've been trimmed a bit but it was clearly very well researched and informative. One thing I'm not crazy about is how they talked about his sexual relationships. I don't care for people using bisexuality as a "but wait...there's more!" moment and I felt like that's what they did here. 

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

There were so many hilarious parts this season like Midge teaching Susie to swim, the orgy comment, and really so many wonderful one liners. Alex Borstein was on fire and seeing Sterling K. Brown was a nice surprise. I'm sure I knew he was going to be in this season but I had momentarily forgotten until I saw him again. I hope the way this season ended marks a huge change for Midge, because right now I feel like she's has the least amount of growth. This season focused a lot on her tardiness and privilege and I'm ready for that to hopefully be over. It's kind of awkward when Joel, the man who cheated on Midge and left her in the pilot episode actually comes off looking better at times. And I hope this isn't the last we see of Shy, though I think it might be. I'd like to see Midge apologize and explain herself in person. The biggest weakness were Midge's parents, especially her father. I found their story grating. Hopefully there's less of that next season.

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  1. The use of this gif can only be interpreted as assassination attempt on me

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  2. I have not seen Thee Crown nor Mrs Maisel but I love The Outsider and I agree, Bateman is really delivering well in terms of directing. The story is progressing so well and I have no idea what is happening :D

    I liked Hernandezes story, I agree that it could have been a bit shorter. The sexuality part was a bit off putting, they kept saying gay and I was like, bisexuals exist! At least don't hide away the relationship he had with his wife.

    I liked it a lot though, I felt so sorry for him. He had such a sweet child, he could have had a successful life if some things had been different...

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    1. YES! It was just a weird way they handled it. I didn't care for it.

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  3. I'm still making my way through season 3 of The Crown. I'm hoping to get to The Outsider soon.

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    1. It took me so long obviously to finish The Crown. It gets better towards the end.

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  4. I haven't even heard of The Outsider, bummer that I don't have HBO as I LOVE Mendehlson and Erivo! Maybe I should just bite the bullet and get it to binge on that and Westworld season 2 that I haven't even got around to seeing yet.

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    1. You should! HBO is worth it, IMO. There's always something interesting to watch.

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  5. I've just started watching The Outsider myself - thanks to you know who haha!
    I read so few books so I'm thrilled to say I've actually read this one! Steer clear of spoilers as best as you can, this is a twisty ride :)

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  6. I really, really need to watch The Outsider!

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  7. Nice review! I love The Marvelous Mrs Maisel, but the third season felt like a bit of a repeat to the first two. I hope Midge has more growth too, and to bring back Zachary Levi in some way. Especially if that means less of Joel. lol

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    1. I prefer Zegan over Levi so I hope we don't get short changed on him, even though I did like Levi's character too. It did get really repetitive, but I have hope for S4.

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